LAS VEGAS – For the 19th Annual Parnelli Awards, the Board of Advisors decided to add a new honor – The Parnelli NextGen Award. It will be presented along with the other awards at the Jan. 17 ceremony at the Anaheim Hilton during NAMM. “We set out to feature individuals in the live event business, who while they haven’t been in the industry more than half their life, have already made a mark,” explains PLSN Editor Nook Schoenfeld. “These nominees are the next crop of rising stars destined to be household names.”
This year’s nominees include Jacopo Ricci, a Lighting Designer who calls Italy home. He has recently worked with popular European pop song/rap artist Fedez building the show from scratch with Lorenzo de Pascalis and designing the lighting rig for an ultra-modern tour.